National Geographic

@natgeo 5 months ago
Photo by Ami Vitale @amivitale | Baby orphaned elephants, Lemorijo and Kapai walk together as they learn to browse in the wild, stripping leaves, tasting bark, pushing down small trees, and, best of all, taking luxurious mud baths at Reteti Elphant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Kenya. These little elephants are learning to become nature’s greatest engineers. By eating the trees and brush, they keep the land open and grassy. Without them, other wildlife, people, and livestock all suffer. @r.e.s.c.u.e is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa, providing a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later be returned to the wild. Follow @amivitale to learn how I am using my personal photography to support their crucial work. @conservationorg @thephotosociety @natgeoimagecollection #protectelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #worthmorealive

Photo by Ami Vitale @amivitale | Baby orphaned elephants, Lemorijo and Kapai walk together as they learn to browse in the wild, stripping leaves, tasting bark, pushing down small trees, and, best of all, taking luxurious mud baths at Reteti Elphant Sanctuary (@r .e.s.c.u.e) in Kenya. These little elephants are learning to become nature’s greatest engineers. By eating the trees and brush, they keep the land open and grassy. Without them, other wildlife, people, and livestock all suffer. @r .e.s.c.u.e is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa, providing a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later be returned to the wild. Follow @amivitale to learn how I am using my personal photography to support their crucial work. @conservationorg @thephotosociety @natgeoimagecollection #protectelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #worthmorealive